During the course of the Second World War, six Americans were killed by the Japanese on the US mainland. The Japanese sent a series of balloon bombs to the States and most of them were destroyed by the military or landed without exploding. But, one bomb was caught in a tree in the woods near Bly, Oregon, and when a young girl tried to pull it out of the tree it exploded, killing her, the local church minister’s wife, and four children.
Muhammad ordered the demolition of Masjid al-Dirar because he believed this mosque was built to create disunity among Muslims by drawing people away from another mosque.
There were actually 32 British colonies in America in 1775, not 13. The ones we think of as “the original 13 colonies” were the ones that revolted.
Andrew Johnson was drunk when he took the vice-presidential oath of office (1865).
After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.
Li’l fascist: Benito Mussolini was expelled from school for stabbing another kid in the buttocks.
She said, he said? Before year 1000, the word “she” didn’t exist in the English language.
The most flowers sold in one day in U.S. history was the day after Elvis Presley died in 1977.
Cost to decorate a Christmas tree with electric lights in 1899: $300.
Gorgias of Epirus (3rd century BC), a Greek sophist, was born in his dead mother’s coffin! Pallbearers heard him crying out as they carried his mother’s coffin to the grave.